Coal worth Tk 8.46 billion vanishes into thin air

Barapukuria Coal Mining Organization Restricted (BCMCL) has paid the consortium including two Chinese organizations bills for which separating 100.16 million tons of coal in the course of the most recent 13 years (from 2005 to 2018) from coal from the Barapukuria coal mineshaft in Dinajpur.

The mine specialists in the meantime procured another 500,000 tons of coal from the mine which has not been reported. The market cost of coal is over Tk 8.46 billion. There are claims that this whole aggregate has been stolen.

The coal contained additional dampness. The cost of coal ought not to be paid if the water substance or sogginess in the coal surpasses by a specific point of confinement. BCMCL is purchasing coal with 5.1 per cent dampness as indicated by the arrangement marked with Chinese Consortium. However, BCMCL is selling a lump of similar coal with more than 10 per cent dampness to Barapukuria power plant and in the open market. There isn’t the record of the additional cash earned from this deal.

Vitality master educator Shamsul Alam told Prothom Alo that question, in any case, is, how did the organization sell coal with high dampness content while getting it with low dampness. Theft has additionally been featured in examinations of the Counter Debasement Commission (ACC). It has recorded a grumbling with the court for the excellent activity to free the vitality part of defilement.

How the occurrence became known

In July 2018, BCMCL just because conceded that 144,000 tons of coal were taken from Barapukuria mine. The 525-MW Barapukuria Power plant was closed down because of coal lack. BCMCL was providing coal to the power plant. The deficiency of coal then possibly became visible when the authorities saw that the coal stores were deficient. A case in regards to coal pilferage was recorded and ACC took up examinations.

ACC as of late presented a charge sheet, blaming seven coal mineshaft authorities for theft. These authorities are M Mahbubur Rahman, Khurshidul Hasan, M Aminuzzaman, M Kamruzzaman, Abdul Aziz Khan, M Nurul Aurangazeb and Habib Uddin Ahmed. Among them, Petrobangla suspended Habib Uddin Ahmed. M Nurul Aurangazeb was made Official on Uncommon Obligation (OSD) and has been joined to the administrator’s office of Petrobangla.

M Mahbubur Rahman, Khurshidul Hasan, M Aminuzzaman went on retirement. However M Kamruzzaman has been made the overseeing chief of the state-possessed Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Organization Restricted (RPGCL), and Aziz Khan has been made an individual from Bangladesh Vitality Administrative Commission (BERC).

Inquired as to why Abdul Aziz Khan has not been suspended, BERC administrator Monowar Islam via telephone on 15 October stated, “I don’t have the position to suspend him. The president can do as such. The vitality division will propose the president for his suspension. At that point, the president will choose it.”

Capture warrants have been given against 23 individuals including the seven overseeing chiefs on 15 October after the ACC record the accuse sheet of the court. Among them, three BCMCL authorities incorporating Habib Uddin are in prison. Others are on bail.

Gotten some information about 5 tons of undocumented coal of the most recent 13 years, BCMCL’s current overseeing chief Md Kamruzzaman Khan on 25 September told Prothom Alo, saying, “I’ have just joined this office as of late. I have no clue about the issue.”

Meanwhile, the power division held a gathering concerning the coordination of bills over soggy coal supply to the Barapukuria power plant by BCMCL’. Power secretary Ahmad Kaikaus managed the gathering.

As indicated by the gathering minutes, the agreement says the power plant should purchase coal with dampness content not surpassing 10 per cent. Yet, the coal provided to the power plant among September and December of 2018 had dampness over 16.34 per cent. Besides, the nearness of iron particles in the coal hurts the power plant.

Previous chief general of the p[ower division’s capacity cell and vitality authority Md Rahmantullah told Prothom Alo that the individuals at the coal mineshaft are associated with the coal burglary. This robbery is beyond the realm of imagination without their intrigue.

He likewise said to uncover the realities, the legislature must examine the blamed with no thought for their societal position.

BNP terms Bhola incident premeditated; seeks fair probe

Depicting the occurrence over the profane Facebook post from a hacked record as a planned one, BNP on Monday requested a reasonable examination concerning Sunday’s viciousness in Bhola to reveal its genuine reasons, reports UNB.

“Public amicability in our nation has been a remarkable model since the days of yore. Individuals here live calmly paying little mind to religion and race. Making untoward remarks about religion has not been there in the custom of the nation,” said BNP standing board part Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain.

He further stated, “We think the Bhola occurrence was an arranged one. We request a reasonable examination to uncover the explanations behind which Bhola was dyed with blood and praiseworthy discipline of those liable for the episode.”

Mosharraf, a BNP standing panel part, thought of the remark while talking at a question and answer session at the gathering’s Naya Paltan focal office.

Four individuals were killed and around 200 others harmed on Sunday in a conflict among police and exhibiting local people in Burhanuddin upazila, requesting the discipline of a young for purportedly harming strict notions on the internet based life.

Police and local people said messages containing unfavourable comments about Allah and Prophet Muhammad were sent to a few people from a hacked Facebook ID of Biplob Chandra Shuvo, setting off an across the board fight.

Portraying the Bhola episode as ‘mass executing’, Mosharraf denounced and fought the ‘slaughtering and unpredictable terminating by police’ on the average folks of the area.

He cautioned the administration that the outcomes of overlooking individuals can’t be great. “Try not to play any longer with the lives and property of individuals. That’s it. The preliminary of mass slaughtering in Bhola must be held and individuals’ requests are acknowledged.”

BNP standing board of trustees individuals Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku and BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi were, among others, present.

Abrar murder charge sheet to be flawless: Home minister

Portraying the killing of BUET understudy Abrar Fahad as ‘grievous’, home clergyman Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said the examination organization has just been coordinated to set up an impeccable charge-sheet in the homicide case rapidly.

“The homicide of Abrar was a lamentable occurrence. We’re amazed at it. Directions have just been given to set up an impeccable charge-sheet in the slaughtering case,” he said while tending to a shadow parliament banter rivalry at the Bangladesh Movie Improvement Enterprise (FDC) in the city.

UCB Open Parliament titled “Present government pushing ahead to build up great administration” was sorted out by Discussion for Majority rules system.

The priest said the procedure has just begun to guarantee reasonable equity over the homicide.

Abrar, a second-year understudy of electrical and electronic building office at Bangladesh College of Designing and Innovation (BUET), was pounded the life out of supposedly by Bangladesh Chhatra Association (BCL) pioneers at its Sher-e-Bangla Corridor.

He was discovered dead on the staircase of the residence in the early long stretches of 7 October after he was beaten for five hours from 8 pm on 6 October at room No-2011 by the BCL pioneers.

The Investigator Part of Dhaka Metropolitan Police is exploring the homicide occurrence.

About the progressing drive against defilement and delicate control, Asaduzzaman said head administrator isn’t saving anybody associated with delicate control, debasement and inconsistencies. “We’ll without a doubt bring the delicate controllers and degenerate components levelled out,” he included.

He said the head administrator has focused on various issues to check defilement and set up great administration in the nation. “She needs to set up such great administration dependent on which the nation will go ahead.”

The pastor additionally said the drive against debasement, psychological warfare and militancy will keep on building a superior Bangladesh with the goal that nobody sets out to participate in wrongdoings later on. “Any place there’re abnormalities, debasement and rebellion, the drive will proceed there. We aren’t focusing on a particular zone or point,” he said.

Quader says cleanliness drive will not spare any wrongdoer

Street transport and extensions priest and Awami Class general secretary Obaidul Quader today said all miscreants will be brought under preliminary through the continuous neatness drives.

“All denounced in the BUET understudy Abrar slaughtering case have been captured according to head administrator Sheik Hasina’s mandates. They have not been saved, even though they were Bangladesh Chhatra Alliance pioneers and activists… those under observation will be brought under preliminary through the progressing tidiness drives,” he said.

Quader said this while answering to questions from correspondents in the wake of visiting the remodel work of the methodology street of the Meghna Scaffold at Meghna Ghat in Narayanganj.

Taking note of that Awami Alliance (AL) doesn’t need threatening relations with the resistance groups, he stated, “We need resistance groups to assume a useful and capable job in parliament. We are tolerant of them”.

BNP is watching distinctive political projects with no boundary and they (party pioneers) are talking inside and outside parliament at their sweet will, the AL general secretary stated, including that it has been conceivable simply because the Sheik Hasina government is in office.

The boards of AL’s partner bodies, residencies of which have terminated before 7/8 years, will be finished by November next and the advisory groups will be shaped with the mix of youthful and old pioneers, he said.

The AL’s gathering additionally will be held in the due time, Quader stated, including that some new faces will be found in the new council.

Alluding to toll gathering on the interstates in various created nations for street upkeep, the priest said his service has begun work about acknowledging tolls from four-path parkways for their support.

Taking note of that all redesign works of the three old scaffolds on Dhaka-Chattogram thruways will be finished by 15 November, the clergyman said there will be no traffic blockage on the interstates after the reviving of these three extensions.